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Arm/Forearm weight +very fast chromatic octaves

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    Less tension in your hand is what it comes down to.[/quote]

    Very good point. Less tension. and does not mean NO TENSION.---
     
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    hello everybody thanks for all your replies.

    i appreciate

    but still i have a problem about many fast chromatic octaves....
     
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    here you go, playing 4,5,4,5,4,5,fingers....for a while and perhaps for few years and treated as a dessert for every practice session-including other major works.

    and good luck, by all mean dnt injur your fingers..
     
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    I disagree - I don't play chromatic octave runs with strict alternating fingers 4 and 5. Because it is not ergonomic to use the 5th finger on a black key and the 4th finger on a white key what would happen this way. Instead, as others wrote already, use the finger 4 for black keys and finger 5 for white keys. Or better, if you have large hands, use also finger 3. E.g., right hand starting from c to the next higher octave: c: 5, c#:4, then 5,3,4,5,4,5,4,5,3,4,5 (next c). This way a lovely legato is possible (unfortunately not for the other notes played with the thumb), and with time it can get very fast too without creating unnecessary tension in the wrist.
     
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    sorry :oops: Olaf, that was my oversight...4ths on black key only, 5 on white keys eg b and c;e and f.
     

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